Business sustainability at the University of Michigan - March 2018

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Maximizing the environmental benefits of autonomous vehicles

ANN ARBOR—The added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of the sensors and computers used in autonomous vehicles are significant …

Business School

The Race to Improve Fuel Economy

For Christi Mulkey, a Texas businesswoman, government fuel-economy rules are more than dry numbers and technical jargon. Money saved from the …

Las Vegas

Bridging the gap between academia and business: An interview with Tima Bansal

The Erb Institute is a partnership between the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of …

Business School

The X-HALE: Experimental High Altitude Long Endurance Aircraft


The future of fashion: Are we missing the mark?

This represents the future of fashion: creating new fabrics that either are made out of waste or can be recycled several times. Plastic is a …


Diversifying agriculture for healthy diets

<b>By Andrew Jones</b><p>Transitions toward urban living, the freer flow of capital and culture, and new agricultural and processing technologies have …


Thinking about an MBA in Business and Sustainability?

Are you concerned about the environment? Do you feel there is still a lot of progress to be made on social issues? Do you have a global perspective? …


Polluted Morality: New Research Shows Air Pollution Increases Unethical Behavior and Crime

The health consequences of air pollution are well-documented, but a growing body of research indicates it also leads to other societal ills, such as …


William Davidson Institute

<b>A Freyr Energy solar plant in India, one of the companies included in the research. (Image courtesy of Freyr.)</b><p>WDI’s newly created Energy Initiative …


Mills: When is wind energy technology sustainable within rural communities?

The 2018 book <i>The Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research</i> includes a piece by Sarah Mills entitled: "Wind energy and rural community …

Renewable Energy

Erb Institute Faculty Member, Tom Lyon Teaches Course in Shanghai on Corporate Environmentalism



<i>Who are the team members?</i><p>Adam Hokin (COO)<br>Anna Moreira Bianchi (Business Strategist)<br>Vishaal Mali (CEO)<br>Gar Waterman (Prototype Designer)<br>Alexis Baudron …


William Davidson Institute

<b>Image credit: Dani Cowan/Supply Hope</b><p>A new case study authored by WDI’s Performance Measurement Initiative (PMI) that gives advice to impact investors …

Impact Investing

Survey says: the American public is souring on coal

Opinion on energy topics is usually stable, but on coal, it’s shifting quickly.<p>The US coal industry is in terminal decline. Though it is flailing about desperately for subsidies, tax breaks, and regulatory loopholes — the kinds of political favors that have kept it afloat for so long — at this …

Keystone Pipeline

Study: FERC ruling will spur development of 50 GW of energy storage

As of April 2017, the United States had slightly more than 24 GW of energy storage installed, according to the Center for Sustainable Systems at the …

Administrative Law

Chelsea Bay Dennis: Designing for Good | Stories | Creative Work

When Chelsea Bay Dennis (BFA ’04) was studying art and design at the University of Michigan in the early 2000s, she says there was no readymade …

North Carolina

Chemicals in Food Packaging, Plastics, and Makeup May Lower Vitamin D Levels

<i>This article originally appeared on</i><p>Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates—chemicals found in many types of cosmetics, plastics, and …